News en Senate Votes to Eliminate Recordkeeping Update, President Supports Measure <div class="field-deck"> A joint resolution nullifying the Department of Labor's recordkeeping rule, published on Dec. 19, 2016, which clarified an employer’s “ongoing” obligation to make and maintain records of work-related injuries and illnesses, now goes to the president for his signature. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>On March 22, the U.S. Senate voted along party lines (50-48) to approve House Joint Resolution 83: &ldquo;Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to &lsquo;Clarification of Employer&#39;s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness.&rsquo;&rdquo; The U.S. House of Representatives already had passed the measure, so it now goes to the president for his signature.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> OSHA News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:24:00 +0000 53821 at <p>The legislation was authored by Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), chairman of the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee, to block what he called &ldquo;an unlawful regulation&rdquo; from OSHA.</p> Engineering Company Fined After Falls From Elevated Platforms Injure Two Workers <div class="field-deck"> An aircraft engineering company in the UK has been fined after two men fell about 15 feet while they were carrying out checks at the tail of an airplane. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Two employees suffered serious injuries when they were knocked off of the elevated platforms they were using to conduct service checks on the tail of an airplane.</p> <p>Chelmsford Magistrates&rsquo; Court heard the case of the employees &ndash; an employee of Inflite Engineering Services and a worker from a temporary agency &ndash; who suffered broken bones after the fall at Stansted Airport on June 10, 2015.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:01:00 +0000 53811 at Thinkstock DuPont’s Nomex Flame-Resistant Fiber Turns 50 <div class="field-deck"> The company's flame-resistant fiber originally was introduced as a response to fiery race car crashes. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>DuPont has announced a series of events and activities to mark the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of its Nomex heat- and flame-resistant fiber.</p> <p>Throughout the year, a series of celebratory events and activities will be held to mark the milestone.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Protective Clothing Safety Arc Flash News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:40:00 +0000 53801 at Consumer Group Questions EPA, Monsanto Collusion on Roundup Health Risks <div class="field-deck"> Previously-sealed documents call into question the health risks associated with glyphosate use and whether a high-ranking EPA official colluded with Monsanto to allow sales of Roundup. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Consumer groups and law firms are raising awareness for farm worker and consumer health after internal emails leaked this week show Monsanto&rsquo;s leading pesticide Roundup could cause cancer, and previous research showing no health risks was completed by company employees.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health News Wellness Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:59:00 +0000 53791 at The Real Reasons Americans Are Unhappy at Work <div class="field-deck"> Nearly half of us want to quit our jobs by the end of the year. Workplace expert Rex Conner explains why in this exclusive Q&A. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When it comes to work, Americans aren&rsquo;t happy.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership News Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:58:00 +0000 53731 at Thinkstock OSHA Launches Campaign to Address Fatalities in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska <div class="field-deck"> The agency’s Safe and Sound Campaign encourages employers to review their safety and health programs for compliance and effectiveness. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A rise in fatality inspections in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska has OSHA calling on employers to rethink their approaches to worker safety.</p> <p>The agency recently launched its Safe and Sound Campaign&nbsp;to make companies more aware of the services it offers as well as address some common hazards in the region that have led to fatalities including confined space and struck by incidents.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership Safety News OSHA Enforcement Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:45:00 +0000 53721 at Ladder Safety e-Book Available for Download <div class="field-deck"> If you missed the March issue of EHS Today, here’s your opportunity to download the special focus on Ladder Safety. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>More than 2,000 people per day are injured in ladder-related incidents, and the industry is taking major steps to reduce that number.</p> <p>The American Ladder Institute has declared March as National Ladder Safety Month.</p> <p>This collection includes articles about National Ladder Safety Month, ladder safety and the OSHA regulations related to the appropriate and safe use of ladders in general industry and construction.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Download it here. </strong></a></p> </div> Construction OSHA Safety News Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:25:00 +0000 53711 at Little Giant Ladders Fall Safety in the Manufacturing Industry <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Miller </div> <div class="field-deck"> A leading cause of occupational injuries and fatalities is falls, and this article written by Dakota Safety President Andrew J. Miller offers five tips to promote fall safety in the manufacturing environment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Within the past decade, fall prevention violations are <a href="" target="_blank">No. 1 on OSHA&#39;s list of most-violated construction standards</a>, and they often result in tragic outcomes for workers and cost businesses a substantial amount of money and damage to their reputations.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fall Protection Safety News Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:44:00 +0000 53601 at <p>Loose electrical cords, wet walking surfaces and dirty or greasy boots are just a few of the hazards that can contribute to fall injuries.</p> Contract Worker Dies at Goodyear’s Topeka Plant <div class="field-deck"> The fatality takes place just weeks after Goodyear's $1.75 million settlement with OSHA. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>James Lay Jr., a 61-year-old contract worker, was fatally injured at Goodyear Tire &amp; Rubber Co.&rsquo;s Topeka, Kan. manufacturing facility on Tuesday, March 15.</p> <p>Kansas Personnel Services Inc., the staffing agency that employed Lay, and Goodyear have not provided a written statement, but the companies did acknowledge that OSHA investigators already were on the scene to determine what happened.</p> <p>So far, there have been no details released about the incident or the circumstances surrounding it.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:51:00 +0000 53561 at Thinkstock Seven Tips to Help You Outsmart Smart Machines <div class="field-deck"> Want to be considered a leader in the new world of smart machines? Consider adding humility to your skill set. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The American manufacturing workforce is shrinking. Workers are being replaced by robots and automated production systems, and managers are being replaced by software programs and Siri. Professor Ed Hess says that in order to succeed and be seen as leaders, we need to rethink human excellence and the traits required to achieve it.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership News Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:19:00 +0000 53521 at <p>Jobs that will still be &ldquo;safe&rdquo; in the future involve higher-order cognitive and emotional skills that technology can&rsquo;t replicate, like critical thinking, innovation, creativity and emotionally engaging with other humans.&nbsp;</p> Thinkstock